The talk of the century. With people constantly debating. Leave it. Remove it. Love it Hate it.
If you’re looking to remove hair then you have a few hair removal methods available for you to choose from. But how do you know which one you should go for?
This is most probably one of the most common methods to remove hair. It works by cutting the hair with a razor at the skin level. As it only cuts the hair at the outermost layer, you will need to shave every 3-4 days to maintain your smooth skin. Make sure you are using a sharp razor and a shaving cream or oil to decrease your chance of getting a razor burn or post shaving irritation.
Side effects of shaving?Irritation, redness, cuts, and ingrown hairs.
How long does shaving last? 1-3 days.
Pain 🔥🔥 (if you don’t get a razor cuts or ingrown hairs)
When you think of waxing you might be thinking “ouch but I got to get this done” Waxing involves putting hot or cold wax and taking a strip to the skin to remove the hair from its root. This hair removal technique can be applied to almost any body area but be prepared more sensitive areas can be more susceptible to pain.
Also keep in mind that the hair needs to be long enough for the wax to stick to it. Your hair needs to be at least ¼ of an inch for this treatment to be completed. What this means is that you will need to grow your hair out before your session. As this can cause your hair not to grow straight you might begin to notice ingrown hairs forming. Doesn’t sound like carefree when you need to walk around prickly preparing for your next wax.
How long does it last? Up to 3 weeks
Side effects: Ingrown hairs, post wax redness, irritation
Tweezing also known as plucking the hair removes each hair follicle one at a time from the root directly.
You most probably aren’t plucking your leg hair but for the occasional chin hair or small areas such as the bikini line some may choose to remove hair using this method.
Plucking can be timely and when misused can cause scabs or scars from digging the tweezers into the skin.
Side effects of plucking? Ingrown hairs, irritation, and hyperpigmentation.
How long does plucking last? Like waxing, it usually takes about 3 weeks for hair to grow back.
Hair Removal Cream
Hair removal creams such as Nair work by dissolving the hair follicle on the skin. A thick layer is applied on the area and then after a few minutes you wipe it off. As the cream uses strong chemicals it can often leave your skin irritated if not used properly. The results may vary and this method can be more difficult to remove coarse hair.
Side effects of hair removal creams? Allergic reactions, stinging, discomfort, skin irritation and chemical burns.
How long do hair removal cream results last? Like shaving, depilatory creams remove hair at the surface level. You can expect hair to return in 1-3 days.
Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal is a fast, effective and painless way to remove unwanted hair for prolonged times. At Body & Soul Clinic, we use the Soprano XL, the gold standard for laser hair removal.